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Highlands Sunset House is located on beautiful Orcas Island.

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,300 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bdrm/3 bath with water views, Rosario Resort and Moran State Park

We are just a few miles away from Rosario Resort and Moran State Park. The park has some great trails for hiking. Cascade Lake and Mountain Lake in Moran State Park are known for clear waters, good fishing and swimming. The town of Eastsound where there are wonderful shops is only 7 minutes away. Highlands House is a two story, 3 bedroom roomy house with a vaulted ceiling in the living room. The house has 3 bathrooms with a double jacuzzi in the Master bath. We have some beautiful views from the house of the waters of Eastsound and Canada. Bald eagles are a frequent sight especially in the spring during mating season. We would love to make your stay here memorable for you and your family.

Shawn M. Simpson
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Shawn M. Simpson

I have lived on Orcas Island since 1983. I very much enjoy the island and all the outdoor activities. I am a volunteer Firefifghter with Orcas Island Fire and Rescue. I can't think of a better group of people to hang out with and help the people of the Island. Kayaking, hiking, and boating are some of my favorite hobbies. Both of my girls graduated High School here.

Shawn M. Simpson purchased this house in 1988


Eastsound House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • 15 mph on Highlands Drive Please.
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double Jacuzzi Tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • There is enough beds to sleep 8 people. We have sleep space on 2 couches. The couch upstairs is a sectional and with the ottoman scooted in it makes an adequate bed. It sleeps well.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Highlands Sunset House is located on beautiful Orcas Island.
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Seattle WA

Views and Comfort

  • 5 of 5

Stunning views and a great set-up. Well-equipped, comfortable, and spacious. Location was excellent -- 10 minutes from Eastsound and also close to Moran State Park, Rosario, and Olga. Views were phenomenal. Would highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Douglas's group was very respectful of the house. I would love to have them again.
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  • 5 of 5

Highlands Sunset House was perfect for our family gathering. It is spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, sparkling clean and tastefully decorated. The view is fantastic, and the location very convenient. The owner was very easy to communicate with and very helpful.

I highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and home!

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable spot for the 6 of us! Good location on the sound. Nice home amenities. Beautiful views from the deck. Attentive owners.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lynnwood, Wa

Clean and Welcoming Home

  • 5 of 5

This home was truly welcoming and so clean -- the cleanest VRBO rental that we've ever stayed at -- and this says a lot coming from me! It was so nice not feeling like I had to wash dishes before using them! This is a beautiful, family-friendly home, and it's so nicely maintained. Everything from the landscaping outside to the cleanliness of the home -- made for a perfectly relaxed vacation. Definitely a place we would consider renting again should we have the chance.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous view, lots of space, and relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Such a great spot with amazing views. So much space to bring several family members. Perfect island getaway.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lopez Island, WA

Perfect home base for the Orcas Literary Festival!

  • 5 of 5

Shawn’s home provided our book club a perfect home base for the weekend of the first Orcas Lit Fest. The view is lovely even on a gray day! It’s located 10 minutes from Eastsound with ample space to park 4 cars. The spotless house had comfy beds, fresh bedding, and plenty of towels in the 3 full bathrooms. We cooked breakfasts and one dinner in Shawn’s we’ll organized kitchen. Communication with Shawn was instant and clear. Note: the stove is electric and the dining table seats 6. We hope to rent again for next year’s Lit Fest!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Rosario Resort
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Orcas Ferry Landing
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Orcas Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Rosario Lounge and Dining Room
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Crescent Beach

Directions from Ferry to 519 Highlands Drive:

Take Washington State Ferry from Anacortes to Orcas Island. Follow the road off the ferry (Orcas Road) to Main St. turn right into the town of Eastsound, go straight at the first stop sign. At the next stop sign turn right onto Olga Road. Follow Olga Road to Lindsay Way (at top of hill). Turn left on Lindsay Way, turn left on the very first street, Highlands Drive. Go all the way down, make no turns, do not turn on Colorado Drive. Drive straight until you can't go any further. There will be a house in front of you and a steep driveway to the left. Take the driveway to the left. There is a tree with the number 519 on it. There is plenty of parking. You are here!!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit $75

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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